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Becoming a Contract Grower: Important Integrator Considerations (Article)
By: Dusty Compart , Associate Financial Services Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers, Risk Management Planning
February 24, 2017 - A contractual agreement between yourself and an integrator is an important commitment. What should you be considering before you sign the dotted line? Continue reading >>
Your Planning Style: A Powerful Predictor of Success (Article)
By: Glenn Wachtler, Assoc VP Financial Services
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture
February 24, 2017 - There’s no question, it’s tough out there for farmers. Many industry analysts believe low commodity prices could stretch out until 2020. The secret to taking control in this economic environment is to adopt an approach to business planning that harnesses the risks associated with weather and markets. AgStar's Glenn Wachtler shares tips on how to adjust your style for greater success. Continue reading >>
What Does Your Marketing/Management Plan Look Like? (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture, Risk Management Planning
February 23, 2017 - Marketing and risk management have never been more important. Do you know how many of your fellow agricultural producers have a marketing plan? Producers and lenders will need to work together to best position grain producers for success. Continue reading >>
Margins Every Pork Producer Should Strive For (Article)
By: Kent Bang, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
February 14, 2017 - Do you know your percent of pigs weaned sold to the primary market? Kent Bang believes this provides your operation margins for success. Continue reading >>
Next 24 Months Could Bring Golden Opportunity for Operational Expansion (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers
February 13, 2017 - Between now and 2030, 60% of U.S. farm ground is going to change hands. And, in the coming 24 months, Dr. David Kohl believes well positioned producers will have lots of opportunities for expansion. Playing your cards right now will prepare you to take advantage of opportunities that come your way in the near future. Continue reading >>
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